Sixty-two graves at the Woodland Cemetery near Dayton were
vandalized recently, including the graves of the Wright Brothers.
Workers found the damage on Monday morning. Some grave markers had
been knocked over, and others broken.
The Dayton Daily News reports that an American flag and an
aviation flag were taken from the Wright Brothers site, and the
flagpole was broken.
Local police say such vandalism is not uncommon at
The paper reports that the cemetery was established in 1841.
Several well-known people are buried there, including Governor
James Cox, humorist Erma Bombeck, and poet Paul Laurence